Events, Meetings & Announcements


Public Meeting for Memorial Drive Greenway

August 30 - Trees Atlanta - 6:30 PM

Park Pride and the Steering Committee for the Memorial Drive Greenway invite you to participate, dream, share your thoughts, and help develop concepts for this linear park along Memorial Drive. Your opinion is critical to the success of this park! If you live in the area, or if you are simply interested in the future of our parks and greenspace, we invite you to attend the first public meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Avenue SE 30316).

Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop

Sept. 1 - Outdoor Activity Center - 6pm

Are you wondering how to organize and execute a volunteer event in your park with huge impacts? Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop, led by Volunteer Manager, John Ahern, will be a great opportunity to learn the skills necessary to make a positive difference in your park AND a positive experience for your volunteers. This workshop will feature both a classroom setting and an opportunity for hands on demonstration of common projects like mulching trees and creating beds, invasive removal, erosion control and trail maintenance. It is also a great opportunity to network with park enthusiasts from across the city. Registration is just $5 - register today.

Volunteer at Mary Scott Nature Preserve

Sept. 3 - MSNP - 1pm

The Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS) will lead a volunteer day at Mary Scott Nature Preserve (4150 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345) on Saturday, September 3rd from 1-3pm. Come help remove invasive species and/or watering plants that were planted in the spring.

Webinar: Health Programming along the Westside Trail Grants

Sept. 8 - Webinar - 10am

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Kaiser Permanente are hosting an informational webinar regarding their grants for health programming along the BeltLine's Westside Trail. Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. Webinar and grant details can be found on the Atlanta BeltLine's website.  

9/11 National Day of Service

Sept. 10 - Briarlake Forest Park - 9am

Give back to your community and join Park Pride, Community Bucket and the Friends of Briarlake Forest Park for a volunteer workday in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service. (Please note: This event is on September 10th, 9AM - Noon at Briarlake Forest Park - 3330 Briarlake Rd, Decatur, GA 30033). Volunteer efforts will focus on removing invasive plant species, trail maintenance, and erosion control. Please help us make a positive difference, not just in this neighborhood park, but in the Atlanta community as a whole! Register today

Volunteer: Invasive Plant Pull at The Confluence

Sept. 10 - The Confluence - 9am

Atlanta Audubon Society needs volunteers to assist a habitat restoration dat at The Confluence Park, where the north and south forks of Peachtree Creek meet near Lindbergh. The Confluence is one of two habitat restoration sites designated on Atlanta Audubon's National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 5-Star Grant. As part of this effort, Atlanta Audubon and it's many partners have been removing invasive specief, planting native species, and conducting avian surveys. Groups are welcome! For more information or to volunteer, email Adam Betuel at adam@atlantaaudubon.org.

Park Pride's Monthly Park Meeting

Sept. 14 - Chastain Park Playground - 7:30am

On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park groups, park conservancies and the parks department  visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and park systems. Join us at our next Park Meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at the Chastain Park playground from 7:30 - 9am.

Mini Park Takeover

September 16 - Lenox Square Parking Lot

Livable Buckhead is staging a "takeover" of the Lenox Square parking lot and the nonprofit organization is asking the public to help! On Friday, September 16th, parking spaces in the Lenox Square parking lot along Peachtree Rd. will be transformed into mini parks as part of PARK(ing) Day. Money raised from registration fees will benefit PATH 400, parks and greenspaces. For more information and to see registration fees, visit the Livable Buckhead website.

Walk About Down Yonder with Eco-A

Sept. 17 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 9am

Join Eco-A for a Naturalist Walk at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve (4055 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342) on Saturday, September 17th from 9-11 A.M. This small but vibrant natural area hosts a short stretch of Nancy Creek along with a tributary streat that beavers have found suitable for in-town living. In fact, this year a new baby beaver was born! For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Candler Park Movie Night: McFarland USA

Sept. 17 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, Spetember 17 to watch "McFarland USA." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Atlanta Canopy Conference

Sept. 23 - Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center - 9am

The Atlanta Canopy Conference will inspire you to "Bring the Arboretum Home." Hosted by Trees Atlanta, this conference will educate, inform and motivate you to protect our canopy. Come learn how the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is being used to demonstrate what can happen in large scale throughout the city. The Atlanta Canopy Conference will motivate professionals, community leaders, and residents to take the lessons learned from the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and other arboreta to implement into their own projects - whether full scale developments or your own backyard! For more information and to register, visit the Trees Atlanta website.

Park Pride's Play Day at Collier Heights Park

Sept. 24 - Collier Heights Park - 10am

Park Pride's Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun as we celebrate the "Year of Play!"! Join the Park Pride and Atlanta ContactPoint at Collier Heights Park on September 24 from 10am - 2pm to play and connect with your community! This is a free event, but please let us know if you're coming by registering!

Atlanta Kudzu Festival

Sept. 24 - South Bend Park - 9am

You're invited to Atlanta's first Kudzu Festival! Eco-A will host workshops with artist and "Kudzu King," Cleve Phillips, who will teach attendees how to turn troublesome kudzu into practical products and artistic creations. Eco-A will also lead nature walks into South Bend Park, and there will be many more activities including tutorials on how to remove Kudzu, English Ivy and other invasive vines from your trees and yard. Come out for a full day of nature-based educations, arts, food and festivities! For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Sept. 25 - Eastside - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way. Streets Alive on Sunday, September 25 will run from 2-6pm,and connect four Atlanta eastside neighborhoods including Virginia Highlands, Atkins Park, Little Five Points, and Poncey-Highlands. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Park Pride Community Building & Legacy Grant Applications Due

Sept. 30 - Online - 5pm

Are you applying for a Park Pride Community Building or Legacy Grant? Completed applications are due no later than 5pm on Friday, September 30th. For full grant information and application instructions, refer to the Funding Your Park page on the Park Pride website.

Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day

October 8 - Boulevard Crossing - 2pm

Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at Boulevard Crossing on October 8, at 2pm to play and connect with your community!  For more information, visit the Play Day website.

Volunteer at Adams Park

Oct. 15 - Adams Park - 9am

Join Park Pride and the Friends of Adams Park (1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311) to transform the heavily used lakefront and lawn from weedy, degraded spaces to beautiful, ecologically-sound amenities. Volunteer efforts will focus on planting native grasses and flowers, building park benches, removing invasive plant species and mulching. Grab your gloves and join us at Adams Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.

Rock Chastain 2016

Oct. 15 - Chastain Park

A stack of Atlanta's very own seasoned musical talent will perform in Rock Chastain 2016 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. Powered by Momentum Motorcars, the ticket sales for the 3rd annual benefit concert will serve as the primary fundraiser for the Chastain Park Conservancy. This year, the completion of two world-class community projects (a 40,000 sq ft. progressive playground and an expansion of the PATH alongside Powers Ferry Rd, support the nonprofit's steadfast commitment to restore, enhance, maintain and preserve Atlanta's largest regional park. To purchase tickets to Rock Chastain, visit Ticketmaster.

Walk About Down Yonder with Eco-A

Oct. 22 - Johns Homestead - 9am

Join Eco-A for a Naturalist Walk at Johns Homestead in Tucker, GA on Saturday, October 22nd from 9 - 11 A.M. Johns Homestead is one of the original farms established in our area just after the land lottery-grants opened up for mostly European-American settlement. In addition to enjoying the rich and recovering natural values of this site, Eco-A will tell the story of how changes that took place here reflect much of the natural history of many metro-Atlanta neighborhoods. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Volunteer at Atlanta Memorial Park

Oct. 22 - Atlanta Memorial Park - 8:30am

Join Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, Cullen Stradtman and other scouts in Cullen's Eagle Scout service project to clean and restore the planting areas along the nature trail in Memorial Park. Volunteers will weed and edge the planted areas and refresh with pint straw from 8:30am - 5pm. Come for 2-3 hours or the entire work day! RSVP to info@atlmemorialpark.org

 

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Oct. 23 - Peachtree Street - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way! Streets Alive on Sunday, October 23 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Park Pride Workshop: Activating Your Park

Oct. 29 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 10am

How do you encourage your neighbors to get outside and enjoy your neighborhood's beautiful greenspace? This workshop, led by the Park Pride's Director of Community Building in partnership with the Atlanta Audubon Society, will focus on the unique methods of activating your park that will capture the community's interest and attention, encouraging them to stay long and visit often. Registration is just $5 - sign up today!

Volunteer at Kittredge Park

Nov. 5 - Kittredge Park - 9am

Join Park Pride and the Friends of Kittredge Park (1520 Kittredge Park Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329) to open access to a previously unused portion of the park. Volunteer efforts will focus on cutting and creating a brand new trail and clearing invasive vines from trees. Grab your gloves and join us at Kittredge Park Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.